Samsung’s Galaxy S III won’t get an official taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the United States for the next few months, but the owners of this device on the network of AT&T can already download and install an unofficial build on their devices.
The new OS flavor comes from team AOKP, which has just released Build 5 of their custom ROM based on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform release.
AT&T’s Galaxy S III smartphone is one of the handsets currently supported by the custom ROM
, along with the carrier’s flavor of the Galaxy Note.
The new AOKP Build 5 brings along a nice range of enhancements to all supported devices, including NavBar widgets that were present in Ice Cream Sandwich and that were removed in the first builds of the ROM.
The complete list of changes that the new build brings along includes:
- Custom NavBar for Tablets
- NavBar widgets are back from ICS
- Highly customizable Lockscreen Ring targets, with a shiny new editor in ROMControl! (also thanks to CM for the base of the framework part)
- Alternate default app picker (like in GB)
- Menu UI Overflow Toggle
- Option to disable vibration for Notification expansion
- RAM Bar in the Recents panel
- Timeout and instant lock options for Slide lock
- VPN Traffic amount in human readable format
Unfortunately, it seems that the new release
does not come with support for the HTC One X and HTC One XL, though both of them might soon get a taste of the ROM as well.
Those who would like to learn more on the new release, as well as on what the installation process involves, should head over to the AOKP website
. Download links for the build are available there as well. They might also want to try out the new Kangerator app from the team, meant to keep users up to date with the latest releases of the custom ROM.